If you were God....


researchok
#1
If you were God, how would run things? Would you run things?

How could you explain the joys and the pains, the happiness and suffering?

Answer the question and then post a new question....

Dear God.....Why are we here?
 
Haggis McBagpipe
#2
We are here, my son, because I wasn't fast enough with the Raid when you first came crawling out of the primal soup. Okay, okay, your god couldn't resist that one.

You are there because you evolved from some soupy stuff that had enough bacteria to kill a horse. Except there weren't any horses yet. You're an accident kid, get used to it.

___

But God, why are you seemingly indifferent to our pain here on earth?
 
researchok
#3
I am not indifferent.

In my creation, there are laws of nature.

When a baby drowns, its not because I willed it. It is because it is a law of nature that babies cant swim.

I grieve with you?


Why war, God? What is the point?
 
Haggis McBagpipe
#4
War? Are you kidding? It works a helluva lot better than Raid. And no, you can't get mad at god for making funnies, because he can smite you with a lightning rod. I have one kicking around here somewhere.

What is the point of war? What is the point of people who declare war in my name? Hmm, now that we're on the subject, what is the point of Commander Bunnypants? What's up with him? You can't blame me for that one, I want nothing to do with it.

___

Dear God, What do you do with all the prayers sent your way?
 
researchok
#5
I wonder about the moral justification of killing in Gods name.

Thatpeople are weak and fight for selfish reasons is bad enough-- bu to use Gods name? Ever notice how those who claim to talk for God always seem to have another agenda, beyond the immediate?

As for prayers, thyre not for God.

I believe He doesnt need our prayers. We need to pray for ourselves, if only to keep the connection.

Is depleting the natural resources a sin, or is it our right?
 
Haggis McBagpipe
#6
It is not a sin nor is it our right. Irresponsible depletion of natural resources is a crime against our own children's children.
 
researchok
#7
How do we define define responsible?
 
Haggis McBagpipe
#8
In the case of natural resources, a couple of quick questions should do it: Is it responsible to use 'em all up so there's nothing left for your grandchildren? Is it responsible to use 'em in a way that damages the health of people and animals?
 
Paranoid Dot Calm
#9

Hey!

The very first thing that I (as a God) would do, would be to
get a new bible printed.
Not one like God gave us before.
All mixed up, and full of blood, guts and fear.
If I were a God, I'd print one that did not leave anything to
the rantings of feeble minds. A new bible with no mystery.

Calm
 
researchok
#10
Ok, but how do we balance our needs vs the needs of our children?

And is it our obligation to to find alternative and reusable resources?
 
researchok
#11
Quote: Originally Posted by Paranoid Dot Calm


Hey!

The very first thing that I (as a God) would do, would be to
get a new bible printed.
Not one like God gave us before.
All mixed up, and full of blood, guts and fear.
If I were a God, I'd print one that did not leave anything to
the rantings of feeble minds. A new bible with no mystery.

Calm

you know, thats a not a bad idea-- at all.

Would you make one religion or many?
 
Haggis McBagpipe
#12
You balance your needs by not being greedy. Follow the commandments, kid. The only need that wretched excess fills is the need to show off to the neighbours.

Of course it is your obligaiton to find alternative and reusable resources. Why'd ya think I gave you a brain? Not using your brain is the only thing that really pisses me off. If you'd just use your brain, everything else would fall into place. But no. You elect Commander Bunnypants. Then you pray to me. I just don't ge it. Where did I go wrong. Hey, Zeus is serving up some supper, gotta run.
 
Paranoid Dot Calm
#13


I don't care about religious demnominations.
If folks wanna wear tall hats and pig-tails or rags on their
heads .... thats okay with me.
Heaven will be like Canada .... Multi-cultural.
And the 10 Commandments will be on CD disks.

Calm
 
researchok
#14
Sounds like a plan, paranoid.

Now, how would you sell it? How would you get everyone on board?
 
Paranoid Dot Calm
#15


I'm not a salesperson.
There is always a place called hell for those folks who refuse
to buy my new bible.
Of course, there would be no Purgatory for the Catholics.
No chance of buying your way in with 5 dollar candles lit
in God's name.
And no Limbo either.
No churches either.
I'd make a deal.
I'd just promise everyone that if two or more folks gather in my
name, I would be there.

Calm
 
researchok
#16
LOL

Whole new meaning to "seek and ye shall find"
 
peapod
#17
Just keep chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo. Myoho-renge-kyo. Keep chanting and all your questions will answered.

Don't laugh its true or so I have been told.
 
researchok
#18
I learn so much in here, peapod....
 
galianomama
#19
Quote:

Nam-myoho-renge-kyo

Pea: How many times do I hafta tell ya to quit using your pig latin on these boards......
 
peapod
#20
Listen up you two. The eyes are indeed the windows to the soul. The eyes express a person's life totally. Similarly, the immense energy of a nuclear explosion is expressed by the succinct formula E=mc (small two above the c) While these are merely analogies, the single phrase NAM-MYOHO-RENGE-KYO is the key that unlocks limitless energy of life. The Gohonzon of NAM-MYOHO-RENGE-KYO contains all the wisdom of the lotus sutra.

SO THERE!
By the way I have no idea what any of that means
 
Numure
#21
To answer to your questions, I would have to believe a god even exists
 
researchok
#22
The way I see it, God (or some higher power) HAS to exist.

Im too clueless about life and reality to think we all here on a rudderless ship.

Of course, I suppose focusing on White Spot and belly dancing may not be the shortest road to enlightenment....
 
Haggis McBagpipe
#23
Quote: Originally Posted by researchok

The way I see it, God (or some higher power) HAS to exist.

Im too clueless about life and reality to think we all here on a rudderless ship.

Of course, I suppose focusing on White Spot and belly dancing may not be the shortest road to enlightenment....

You need only come to me, my child. Of course I exist. And the White Spot is as good a place as any to build a shrine or two in my honour. I'm jiggy with shrines.

The belly dancing, though, might be a problem....
 
researchok
#24
Consider the belly dancing as homage.

Or, maybe sacrifice.....at the Temple of the White Spot (which I now know is a place of revelation)
 
peapod
#25
Why do they call it the white spot? It kind of a odd name for a restaurant. There is one in my neighbourhood. I only go there when I have one of those pesky childhood friends come to visit and insist on dining there.

The last time I was there we waited until the waitress appeared to sit us at our table. Once she seated us and gave us our menu, she said your waiter tonight will be hung and she spun around and rushed off to seat new customers.
Did she just say what I thought she said my friend asked? At which point we killed ourselves laughing. Our asian waiter hung soon appeared to take our order. He had one of those names that is like a synonym. We felt so bad for him we left a nice tip, get your name changed as quickly as possible, and yes a montery tip to.
 
Haggis McBagpipe
#26
That is a great story, Pea!

Why is it called the White Spot? Well, picture it. You decide you want to go to the White Spot for breakie. If the place wasn't CALLED the White Spot, how on earth would you find it??
 
Haggis McBagpipe
#27
PS I mean Temple of White Spot!
 
American Voice
#28
There used to a restaurant down on Thurman Avenue called Engine House No. 5--yes, it really was a former fire station--and down in the basement there was a nightclub, called The Spot. Neat little place. Someone has bought the place, and is preparing to reopen. Do you suppose maybe The Spot here is like somehow related to your White Spot? Maybe the White Spot is like a local cathedral, subordinate to THE Spot? Like Chartres is subordinate to the Vatican, in Rome? Oho! Send me your money, send me your money, send me your money. . .
 
researchok
#29
Quote: Originally Posted by Haggis McBagpipe

That is a great story, Pea!

Why is it called the White Spot? Well, picture it. You decide you want to go to the White Spot for breakie. If the place wasn't CALLED the White Spot, how on earth would you find it??

Whatever the reason, White Spot was certainly a better choice than Brown Spot, Beige Spot or Fuscia Spot.
 
Haggis McBagpipe
#30
Quote: Originally Posted by American Voice

Oho! Send me your money, send me your money, send me your money. . . :)

Ha, good try! Damn, all this talk about White Spot is making me crazy to go there for a snack. No, though, today I must (gasp) work.

Right. Now that we've got that lie out of the way, what next....

Research, you are so right, Brown Spot sure doesn't work as well, does it. Unless, of course, one is thinking about Smarties.
 
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